CHILD PROTECTION
Did you know in Belize 1 in 5 young girls age 15 is currently married or in a union?
6 questions polled on this topic
65% response rate
262 responded out of 405 polled
Sep 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a girl to live with a boyfriend or get married?
Sep 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a boy to live with a girlfriend or get married?
Sep 18. 2018
What do you think is the main reason girls/boys (below age 18) are living with a girlfriend or boyfriend or married?
Sep 18. 2018
What would you do if you knew a girl or a boy below age 18 is planning to live with or get married?
Sep 18. 2018
Do you think it is okay for a girl or boy to be with someone who is 10 years older or more?
Sep 18. 2018
Do you think that Government of Belize is doing enough to prevent a girl/boy from living with a boyfriend/girlfriend or getting married?

POLL RESULTS

SEP 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a girl to live with a boyfriend or get married?
262 responded out of 405 polled
Female
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
4%
15-17
 
15-17
25%
18-19
 
18-19
60%
20-25
 
20-25
10%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+

Male
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
25%
18-19
 
18-19
46%
20-25
 
20-25
17%
26-30
 
26-30
5%
31+
 
31+
0-14
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
0%
18-19
 
18-19
60%
20-25
 
20-25
0%
26-30
 
26-30
40%
31+
 
31+

15-19
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
17%
18-19
 
18-19
60%
20-25
 
20-25
11%
26-30
 
26-30
4%
31+
 
31+

20-24
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
29%
18-19
 
18-19
49%
20-25
 
20-25
16%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

25-30
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
5%
15-17
 
15-17
28%
18-19
 
18-19
44%
20-25
 
20-25
21%
26-30
 
26-30
3%
31+
 
31+

31-34
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
17%
15-17
 
15-17
33%
18-19
 
18-19
17%
20-25
 
20-25
33%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

35+
6%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
6%
15-17
 
15-17
24%
18-19
 
18-19
59%
20-25
 
20-25
6%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
5%
15-17
 
15-17
24%
18-19
 
18-19
53%
20-25
 
20-25
14%
26-30
 
26-30
3%
31+
 
31+
SEP 18. 2018
What age do you think is okay for a boy to live with a girlfriend or get married?
259 responded out of 262 polled
Female
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
1%
15-17
 
15-17
22%
18-19
 
18-19
61%
20-25
 
20-25
15%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+

Male
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
2%
15-17
 
15-17
23%
18-19
 
18-19
51%
20-25
 
20-25
23%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+
0-14
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
0%
18-19
 
18-19
40%
20-25
 
20-25
40%
26-30
 
26-30
20%
31+
 
31+

15-19
1%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
3%
15-17
 
15-17
17%
18-19
 
18-19
59%
20-25
 
20-25
17%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+

20-24
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
3%
15-17
 
15-17
23%
18-19
 
18-19
56%
20-25
 
20-25
19%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

25-30
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
3%
15-17
 
15-17
33%
18-19
 
18-19
38%
20-25
 
20-25
26%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

31-34
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
33%
18-19
 
18-19
50%
20-25
 
20-25
17%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+

35+
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
0%
15-17
 
15-17
29%
18-19
 
18-19
59%
20-25
 
20-25
12%
26-30
 
26-30
0%
31+
 
31+
0%
10-12
 
10-12
0%
13-14
 
13-14
2%
15-17
 
15-17
22%
18-19
 
18-19
56%
20-25
 
20-25
19%
26-30
 
26-30
1%
31+
 
31+
SEP 18. 2018
What do you think is the main reason girls/boys (below age 18) are living with a girlfriend or boyfriend or married?
251 responded out of 259 polled
Female
37%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
2%
Violence
 
Violence
20%
Poverty
 
Poverty
5%
Education
 
Education
4%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
3%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
9%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
20%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect

Male
34%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
3%
Violence
 
Violence
13%
Poverty
 
Poverty
6%
Education
 
Education
5%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
10%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
7%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
23%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect
0-14
20%
pregnancy
 
pregnancy
0%
violence
 
violence
0%
poverty
 
poverty
0%
education
 
education
20%
forced by family
 
forced by family
40%
peer pressure
 
peer pressure
20%
parents too strict
 
parents too strict
0%
parental neglect
 
parental neglect

15-19
43%
pregnancy
 
pregnancy
1%
violence
 
violence
10%
poverty
 
poverty
1%
education
 
education
1%
forced by family
 
forced by family
6%
peer pressure
 
peer pressure
9%
parents too strict
 
parents too strict
27%
parental neglect
 
parental neglect

20-24
39%
pregnancy
 
pregnancy
3%
violence
 
violence
16%
poverty
 
poverty
5%
education
 
education
3%
forced by family
 
forced by family
5%
peer pressure
 
peer pressure
8%
parents too strict
 
parents too strict
21%
parental neglect
 
parental neglect

25-30
21%
pregnancy
 
pregnancy
0%
violence
 
violence
31%
poverty
 
poverty
15%
education
 
education
3%
forced by family
 
forced by family
5%
peer pressure
 
peer pressure
5%
parents too strict
 
parents too strict
21%
parental neglect
 
parental neglect

31-34
33%
pregnancy
 
pregnancy
0%
violence
 
violence
0%
poverty
 
poverty
17%
education
 
education
17%
forced by family
 
forced by family
0%
peer pressure
 
peer pressure
0%
parents too strict
 
parents too strict
33%
parental neglect
 
parental neglect

35+
18%
pregnancy
 
pregnancy
6%
violence
 
violence
35%
poverty
 
poverty
6%
education
 
education
18%
forced by family
 
forced by family
0%
peer pressure
 
peer pressure
0%
parents too strict
 
parents too strict
18%
parental neglect
 
parental neglect
35%
Pregnancy
 
Pregnancy
2%
Violence
 
Violence
17%
Poverty
 
Poverty
5%
Education
 
Education
4%
Forced by Family
 
Forced by Family
6%
Peer Pressure
 
Peer Pressure
8%
Parents too strict
 
Parents too strict
22%
Parental neglect
 
Parental neglect
SEP 18. 2018
What would you do if you knew a girl or a boy below age 18 is planning to live with or get married?
245 responded out of 251 polled
Female
5%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
28%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
40%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
5%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
23%
Nothing
 
Nothing

Male
7%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
23%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
28%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
9%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
33%
Nothing
 
Nothing
0-14
20%
go to the police
 
go to the police
20%
report to social services
 
report to social services
60%
try to stop it
 
try to stop it
0%
tell a friend
 
tell a friend
0%
nothing
 
nothing

15-19
4%
go to the police
 
go to the police
18%
report to social services
 
report to social services
43%
try to stop it
 
try to stop it
6%
tell a friend
 
tell a friend
28%
nothing
 
nothing

20-24
6%
go to the police
 
go to the police
21%
report to social services
 
report to social services
31%
try to stop it
 
try to stop it
8%
tell a friend
 
tell a friend
34%
nothing
 
nothing

25-30
5%
go to the police
 
go to the police
24%
report to social services
 
report to social services
26%
try to stop it
 
try to stop it
11%
tell a friend
 
tell a friend
34%
nothing
 
nothing

31-34
0%
go to the police
 
go to the police
33%
report to social services
 
report to social services
50%
try to stop it
 
try to stop it
0%
tell a friend
 
tell a friend
17%
nothing
 
nothing

35+
12%
go to the police
 
go to the police
35%
report to social services
 
report to social services
35%
try to stop it
 
try to stop it
6%
tell a friend
 
tell a friend
12%
nothing
 
nothing
6%
Go to the police
 
Go to the police
26%
Report to Social Services
 
Report to Social Services
35%
Try to Stop it
 
Try to Stop it
7%
Tell a Friend
 
Tell a Friend
27%
Nothing
 
Nothing
SEP 18. 2018
Do you think it is okay for a girl or boy to be with someone who is 10 years older or more?
245 responded out of 245 polled
Female
25%
Yes
 
Yes
75%
No
 
No

Male
39%
Yes
 
Yes
61%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no

15-19
22%
yes
 
yes
78%
no
 
no

20-24
39%
yes
 
yes
61%
no
 
no

25-30
47%
yes
 
yes
53%
no
 
no

31-34
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no

35+
24%
yes
 
yes
76%
no
 
no
32%
Yes
 
Yes
68%
No
 
No
SEP 18. 2018
Do you think that Government of Belize is doing enough to prevent a girl/boy from living with a boyfriend/girlfriend or getting married?
245 responded out of 245 polled
Female
6%
Yes
 
Yes
94%
No
 
No

Male
5%
Yes
 
Yes
95%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no

15-19
4%
yes
 
yes
96%
no
 
no

20-24
7%
yes
 
yes
93%
no
 
no

25-30
3%
yes
 
yes
97%
no
 
no

31-34
33%
yes
 
yes
67%
no
 
no

35+
6%
yes
 
yes
94%
no
 
no
6%
Yes
 
Yes
94%
No
 
No

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